The Ruby Airship

The Ruby Airship

by Sharon Gosling

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Overview

The Ruby Airship by Sharon Gosling

In this action-packed sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Remy has left the circus and her life as a jewel thief behind, but doubts that young detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Torn between her new life and her old, her mind is made up when Yannick, a fellow circus-performer from Remy's past, arrives in London. Remy decides it's time to go with him to France, and rejoin her best friend Claudette and the circus. But Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is up to no good. He's determined to track them down and win Remy back, even if he has to embark on a perilous journey by airship to do so.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630790042
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: Diamond Thief Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile: HL810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sharon Gosling always wanted to be a writer. She started as an entertainment journalist, writing about television series such as Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. Her first novel was published under a pen name in 2010. Sharon and her husband live in a very small cottage in a very remote village in the north of England, surrounded by sheep-dotted fells. The village has its own vampire, although Sharon hasn’t met it yet. The cat might have, but he seems to have been sworn to secrecy and won’t say a thing.

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The Ruby Airship 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MissFictional More than 1 year ago
Thank you Switch Press for this review copy! With just as much action, adventure, and romance as the first book, The Ruby Airship is sure to please fans of the first installment. If you're not aware, I absolutely loved The Diamond Thief, and the mere fact that this was able to live up to my expectations is an indicator of this book's superb-ness. The Ruby Airship starts off where The Diamond Thief left, and it starts off with a bang. At first it seemed as if it would be an angst-filled, dramatic book disguised as adventure, but this misconception was immediately smashed once Remy made her way to France. The stakes are higher and the relationships are tested, with new characters added that make the book shine even brighter. Thaddeus and Remy are as awkward cute as ever, and J's new friend will have you giggling from their bickering. At times, though, some seems were less... mature, I should say, than others. One particularly humorous scene was where the "bad guy" spilled all his plans to Thaddeus, which made him seem like less of a villain and more of a child playing the role of a bad guy. This, along with other instances, made the book seem more a bit childish. But really, this sequel was pure fun and all-around enjoyable. The mix of steampunk, adventure, historical fiction, and action catered to my diverse reading taste, and created a book that was both swashbuckling and emotionally engaging. Set against a rich setting and complemented by splendid writing, The Ruby Airship will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
The Ruby Airship is the exciting sequel to The Diamond Thief.  From the first chapter it is clear that I was going to be taken on another exhilarating adventure.  The Ruby Airship continues the story of our heroes: Remy, Thaddeus and J.  After solving the mystery in The Diamond Thief we see the characters go back to their normal everyday life. Remy has left her days of crime behind and is performing her trapeze act under a new name. Thaddeus has received a job promotion and is getting recognition for solving the high profile case from the first book.  But their romance is shaky because of their lack of trust.  They both are stubborn and have doubts for their future that it is sabotaging their chances of being happy. I enjoyed how their romance isn’t instant.  Since they both have had to survive on their own it is understandable that they are afraid to trust people.  Seeing their relationship grow slowly felt right and it worked its way smoothly into the mystery story line.  And J continues to be the lovable sidekick and proves to be an important member of their team. I love how the author captures J’s charming personality and I have fun saying his lines with a British accent. “Just cos I was raised on the street don’t mean I’m silly in the ‘ead.” The Ruby Airship has the steampunk elements that was fun and had me whisked away to this era.  There is action, mystery and romance that everyone would enjoy.  This book is longer than most Young Adult books so it is packed with a lot of exciting scenes. There were parts of the story that was slow paced but overall I really enjoyed this book.  I can’t wait to read the next book!
gaele More than 1 year ago
I always worry that sequels will never live up to expectations or hopes, but Sharon Gosling managed to create a story that was as unique,  clever and tension filled as the first, with the added bonus of getting to know more about the characters we had met in the first.  Rémy has left the circus and thieving behind, but insecure that he’s not noticed, or that his work and constant attentions with the more  upscale side of London will keep them divided as he sees her wanting. She’s in the midst of an identity crisis and jewels are missing. Not to mention when Rémy starts to question, she discovers her friend is missing. Will Thaddeus believe she’s involved? Rémy and Thaddeus both learn so much about themselves, their earlier confidence in their own invincibility and worldly knowledge is shaken, and while not bringing them to despair, give them new perspective on their approaches.  J is wonderfully inventive and a touch of an evil genius with his gadgets, the steampunk elements in this story really shine.  And the Steampunk and historical elements are added with flair, little tidbits dropped into the story to flavor the world, and give readers a  sense of the time. These elements mix together with the questions about guilt and innocence: with missing friends, more adventure and a sudden return that causes questions for everyone, the plot is twisty, turny and loads of fun.  There are still questions for Rémy and Thad: are they friends, does he suspect her, can they be more to one another.  And with Yannick  in the picture, is Thad’s unease because of jealousy or is his dislike based on something more ‘real’.  A great installment that has readers wondering if they will ever get to the bottom of the thefts and disappearances, and can Rémy and Thad ever meet on solid ground? I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
MEGolden19 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Ruby Airship gives just as much tension, mystery, and romance as its predecessor, The Diamond Thief. The characters are just as richly drawn, the writing is still excellent, and the plot never has a dull moment. The best aspect of The Ruby Airship was the additional character development. Remy isn't as quite as worldly as she thought. Thaddeus is overly cautious and meticulous, and forgets that he is also young and capable of missteps. But the real star of the book is J, who takes his passion for gadgetry and learning and shines as a Cockney Nutty Professor. Gosling has delivered a solid sequel to this series, and I look forward to reading the next.